Definition of pediculosis in English:

pediculosis

noun

mass nounMedicine
  • Infestation with lice.

    • ‘Like pediculosis, scabies is caused by an obligate human parasite that is transmitted by human-to-human contact.’
    • ‘Which of the following agents is/are considered safe, effective, and least toxic in the treatment of pediculosis?’
    • ‘Although pubic lice infestation, called pediculosis, is considered a sexually transmitted disease, it can be contracted in other ways.’
    • ‘Itching is the primary symptom of pediculosis.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Latin pediculus ‘louse’ + -osis.

Pronunciation

pediculosis

/pɪˌdɪkjʊˈləʊsɪs/